Saturday, November 6, 2010

digging in!

digging in for the holiday craft season! it's that time of year and it's busy! check the list and see if you can make it to one of the great local artisan fairs!

St. Pius X Bazaar
1280 NW Saltzman, Portland
November 6-7
Saturday 9-7 pm
Sunday 8-2:30

Trinity Artisan Invitational Fair
147 NW 19th Avenue, Portland
November 13-14
Saturday 10-4
Sunday 9-2:30

French American International School
Holiday Market 2010
8500 NW Johnson Street, Portland
November 3-4
Friday 3-6
Saturday 9-4

Buy local and enjoy the holiday spirit!

Monday, October 4, 2010

october sales!

it's that time of year again! busy busy busy! sales are starting and here is the list of sales for october!

friday & saturday, october 8-9th
the pumpkin patch on sauvie island
9-5 both days

saturday, october 16th
scappoose library
52469 se 2nd street
3-8 pm

friday, saturday & sunday, october 22-24
art in the burbs
alberta rider elementary school
14850 sw 132nd terrace
friday, 3-9
saturday, 10-5
sunday, 11-5

hope to see you at some of these great shows with amazing artisans! buy local and celebrate creativity!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

happy birthday to michael and me!

our son was born on my birthday so there is a double celebration every year in our house! it's also the perfect time to get fun mail in our mailbox! this is the card that michael received from his friends, mia and avery in north carolina! isn't is fabulous? celebrate your day!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

new addition to our house!

michael's early birthday present who is darn cute but keeping me from some serious inventory making for fall/winter sales! his official name is King of the West. he is a dear but oh so busy!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

there is a place ..

there is a place ... it's called black butte ranch and there is a great art festival this weekend there! it's outside of sisters and the fair is friday, september 3rd 4-7 and saturday, september 4th 10-4. come enjoy central oregon, local artists, and these views. photo courtesy of my dad - isn't it great?

Friday, August 27, 2010

an apple a day!

today is applesauce day! we have oodles of plums that i froze as well so one batch will be regular applesauce while the other will be plum-applesauce. yummy! it will taste so good in the winter when it's cold and rainy outside!

Friday, July 23, 2010


it's supposed to be hot in portland this weekend...doesn't a juicy piece of watermelon sound divine? enjoy your summer!

Monday, July 5, 2010

lots o' lavender!

harvested lavender today in anticipation of the lavender festival this weekend at the blue heron herbary on sauvie island. in addition to great goodies made from lavender they have plants, gift items and a heck of a view! there will be an artisan fair there as well with clothespin cards, paintings, purses for kids, tutus and hair barrettes, glass, and some others to be determined! hope to see you there on sunday, july 11 from 10-5. address is 27731 nw reeder road, sauvie island.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

garden card giveaway!

it's finally summer (hopefully!) here in the northwest and it seemed appropriate for a garden card giveaway! these 10 cards can be yours - all you need to do is send me your favorite with some of the ingredients on these cards or a favorite summer memory! winner will be picked thursday, july 1st at 5 pm DST. good luck and can't wait for some new recipe ideas!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

clothespin cards at farm chicks

the back of the booth with a great backdrop courtesy of the booth behind us!
the hand stamped pots were a big hit - thanks Blue Heron Herbary!

isn't it great! my grandfather's antlers were super popular ... glad i didn't intend to sell them!

the front of the booth - what a GREAT experience and super thanks to my dear friend quimby for all her hard work for my business!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

spokane or bust!

getting ready to load - complete with my grandfather's antlers for the booth! can't wait for Farm Chicks!
see you in spokane!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

signs for the booth

the front of the farm chicks booth! hope people notice how cool it is when they shop next weekend!
the actual clothespin cut out of plywood for the front of the sign. isn't it fabulous??
the finished product (in the driveway, of course!). look for more pictures after the sale in spokane!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

farm chicks map!

it's here and official! we're in space 96 and can't wait for the excitement! hope you're coming to spokane!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

continued work on farm chicks booth!

the trailer is loaded with various pieces of the booth....
the side where cards will be displayed.
the screen door in the back of the booth. it's a heavy part of the booth!

isn't it cute? it'll look great filled with cards, tags, and miscellaneous vintage goodies! less than 2 weeks away and can't wait! spokane or bust!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

farm chicks booth in construction!

potting table with nesting boxes that will be perfect for displaying cards, the typewriter, and other goodies! thanks heather for the loan!
some of the printing on some old lumber that we used for the flower boxes. for some reason i couldn't paint over it and loved the lettering.

the flower boxes that will hold the cards! loving the barn red color!

michael and i starting the long painting job! guess we consulted and decided to both wear red, white and blue!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

happy mother's day to all!

beautiful flowers from my husband to celebrate mother's day. i wish you all a great day and mothers are celebrated throughout the day!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

farm chicks - one month away! are you coming?

super excited that it is a month away but boy do i have a lot to do! are you joining us in spokane?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

st. johns bizarre this saturday!

Come out and celebrate the St. Johns neighborhood with their St. Johns Bizarre! 10-5 Saturday. There will be great local vendors, food, kids creation station, music, and a bier garten! hope to see you and that the sun is shining!

Monday, April 26, 2010

wine tags

made these fun wine tags for a retirement party for a golf pro in eugene as everyone was bringing wine for their retirement wine cellar. the stamp is from stampin' up and thought they were very fun and appropriate! thanks dad for the great photo!

Monday, April 12, 2010

clothespin cards in the irvington artisan market!

i am excited for a spring sale! mostly, i do sales from october to december but was accepted into this sale so am excited to see how it turns out! hope to see you and remember spring is a great time to send cards to your loved ones!

Monday, March 29, 2010

hawaiian inspiration

hawaiian inspired stamps and paper for new card designs. love them (and the vacation to maui!)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


off to a magical vacation in maui - hoping for inspiration with colors, smells, and some good old fashioned R&R!

Monday, March 8, 2010

spring dresses

doesn't this make you want to have a picnic? new listings on etsy - ! enjoy your day!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

muchas gracias!

so many things to be thankful for this early spring. the great weather. homemade spaghetti sauce on the stove. friends bringing fresh salmon by the house for dinner. clothes hanging on the line (yes, in Oregon in February!). hope you're thankful for lots of things today and maybe someone deserves a thank you card in their mailbox this week!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

oil cloth dress card

I've had a stack of oil cloth for so long and finally ventured out and started sewing it on cards with fun quips (albeit crooked on this card!). hope it makes you feel sunny! remember to send a card to a friend today!

Friday, February 19, 2010

i'm a vendor - farm chicks 2010!

this is sooo amazing and i am honored to call myself a vendor for this show! i can't wait!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

typing through the tulips!

this is the sheet that starts the process .... the word is typed over and over again on a sheet of paper. it gets a bit dizzying if i continue to look at it while i type!
...the sharpie comes into play with the tulip sketches and then....

the colors are filled in and the fabric paint makes the stem. tulips are my absolute favorite flower and i hope these put a smile on your face as well.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

it was sew monday!

so after many tries i might have the hang of my sewing machine. found some upholstery samples and made surfer shorts for a client in maui. hope she likes them! aren't they cute? hang ten!

Monday, February 8, 2010

typing and vegetables!

have been typing madly to create an inventory for upcoming sales this year...currently, i am producing fruit and vegetable cards. i love them but the amount of typing i am doing makes the words look misspelled by the end of the page! check out the farm chicks blog ( as they posted the first announcement of this year's show! yeahooo - can't wait to be there!

Friday, January 29, 2010

warm winter weather

it's been warmer than normal here in portland and it makes me think that harvest season is right around the corner. unfortunately, it's still january. this picture makes me smile and reminds me that the fruits and vegetables are coming!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

i always think that january would be a hard month to have a birthday after all the hoopla of the to all those that have a birthday in january - here is your candle and wish for a great birthday!

Thursday, January 7, 2010


i wish i had more of these heart tags because i loved them! these say besos which means kisses in spanish! i am all about love and kisses right now as I was granted a spot in the Farm Chicks show!! i can't believe it and am soo excited! the time until the first weekend in june will fly by and am loving the opportunity i have been given!! yeahoo!